|CURRICULAM, ACADEMIC PRACTICES AND WORK EXPERIENCE: |
APREI Society has introduced English Medium in class VI during 2007-08 with state syllabus in 46 General Schools(two for each District) During 2008-09, CBSE syllabus is introduced for class V with English Medium:
Though the medium of instruction in Telugu, it is the intention of the Society that the pupils studying in schools should attain a high standard in Hindi and English also. To achieve this all pupils and members of staff speak among themselves in English on four days in a week and in Hindi on two days, outside the class room. Further debates, manuscript magazines, conversation circles, quiz programmes, different types of language competitions and essay writing competitions are conducted in all 4 languages to promote linguistic abilities in pupils. Besides Telugu, Hindi and English, Sanskrit is also taught to all because it is the language of our ancient culture and the mother of most of our Indian languages.
|SUPERVISED STUDY & REMEDIAL TEACHING:|
|The most important and effective method of education in Residential Schools is supervised study conducted daily twice i.e. form 2-15 to 3-45pm and 7-30 to 9-30 pm . In those hours the pupils take up various assignments given by subject teachers, study and workout under the guidance of teachers. The guidance of the teachers is limited to the minimum in these hours. They help the pupil to help themselves. Separate classes are conducted for slow learners and for gifted children. Special assignments and coaching are given to slow learners and enrichment programme is provided for the gifted. Though the syllabus and curriculum are of SSC Course, teachers are instructed to cover greater depths and range content of the subject in the Classes using standard textbooks and reference books of higher standards. Remedial teaching classes will be conducted daily form 3-45pm to 4-30 pm for slow learners for all classes except on the days of club activity.|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION & YOGA:|
|To develop the physique of the pupils, a regular programme of Physical Education including compulsory games for all is organized. The Principle of a sound mind in a sound body is strictly adhered to. All the pupils are trained in Yoga. The school is divided into Houses and games are conducted among the House on knock out basis and prizes are given during school Annual Day Celebrations. The Physical Education Teachers and Physical Directors in A.P.R.E. Institutions are provided one month training in Yoga at the Vemana Yoga Government Institute, Secunderabad.|
|All the students are divided and kept in a House of 40 or 50 and each House is named after a great scientist, educationist or National or State Leader. There will be a House Master to look after the needs, welfare and supervision of the pupils in that House. For administrative convenience every House is divided into 4 to 5 groups or ten pupils with a Group Leader. There are Class Pupil Leaders and School Pupil Leaders for organizing assemblies, functions etc. And trained them in Leadership role. Students are associated in all activities and in organizing meetings. The students by turns do the catering in the dining hall. To teach dignity of labour and self-help they are asked to wash their own plates after eating. Students have to clean and sweep their own dormitories and living rooms in batches. Students are also trained in table manners and self-service spirit in dining hall.|
In Residential Educational Institutions all the pupils are provided free boarding and dormitory facilities and stay in the dormitories is compulsory. The Principal of the Residential Educational Institutions shall be warden of the Hostel and one of the teachers by rotation performs the duties of the Deputy Warden besides his normal duties as teacher. The per capita expenditure allowed in A.P.R.E. Institutions is Rs.472-00 per month in Junior Colleges and Degree Colleges and Rs.535-00 per day in the Residential Schools. The Deputy Warden is assisted by cooks and helpers sanctioned @ one cook and helper each for 150 pupils in the proper maintenance of the hostel. The Government have constituted a District Purchase Committees with District Collector as Chairman and District Educational Officer and Principal as members for making purchases above Rs.10,000/- for the Residential Schools. The pupils in Residential Educational Institutions are allowed the following Menu in hostel. Proposals for enhancement of per-capita expenditure on food charges are submitted to the Government for consideration.
|| Milk |
|| 9.15 a.m.
|| Breakfast such as Idly, Kichidi,Pulihora etc.|
|| 1.25 p.m.
|| Lunch consisting Rice, Curry, Dal,Rasam and Butter Milk.|
|| 4.30 p.m.
|| 6.15 p.m.
|| Dinner with Rice, Curry, Chutney, Sambar and Butter Milk.|
|ASSISTANT TO PRINCIPAL (A.T.P.):|
|The Principal is assisted by a Senior P.G.Teacher who is designated as A.T.P. and appointed every year by rotation to facilitate all the P.G.Teachers acquire the experience in managing the affairs of the Residential School. The A.T.P. will assist the Principal in the academic aspects such as preparation of timetable, assigning the duties to the teachers etc. He will also be the in charge of the institution during the days of Principal’s Official duty. The job chart of the A.T.P. is furnished in Annexure-B for information.|
|SCHOOL HEALTH CLINIC:|
|Each Residential Educational Institution is provided with a small infirmary with about 4 beds and a Staff Nurse to look after the minor ailments of the pupils. Necessary provision has been made in the Budget Estimates for purchase and keep the medicines commonly used for minor ailments as suggested by the Medical Officer of nearby Primary Health Center, who has to visit the Residential Educational Institution twice a week to attend to the health problems of the pupils and to issue necessary instructions to the Staff Nurse. He is authorized to receive honorarium of Rs.200/- p.m. fixed by the Government.|
|The teaching staff in A.P. Residential Schools consists of P.G. Teachers to handle Classes VIII to X and T.G. Teachers to handle classes V to VII. The following are the qualifications prescribed for the posts. The teaching staff is allowed higher scales of pay than their counterparts in Government Institutions.|
|POST GRADUATE TEACHERS:|
|1) A I or II Class P.G.Degree in the relevant subject with not less than 50% of marks in Aggregate.
2) A I or II Class B.Ed. Degree with relevant subjects as one of the methods of teaching securing not less than 50% marks.
3) An experience of not less than 3 years in a recognized Secondary School.
|TRAINED GRADUATE TEACHERS:|
|1) A I or II Class Graduation Degree with the relevant subject under part II and secured not less than 50% marks in Aggregate.
2) A I or II Class B.Ed. Degree with relevant subject as one of the methods of teaching. Appointment of teachers in Residential Schools is made by calling applications of eligible candidates by issue of notification in news papers and to the Employment Exchange and Selection through a Written Test for 85 marks and an interview-cum-a Class Room demonstration test for 15 marks. The Communal Roaster approved by the Government is followed in filling up of the teachers vacancies. At present for filling up of the posts of P.G.Teachers 50% vacancies are meant for promotion and 50% by direct recruitment. For the post of Principal 70% of the vacancies are filled by promotion and 30% by direct recruitment.
|RESIDENTIAL JUNIOR COLLEGES:|
|The teaching posts in Residential Junior Colleges consist of Junior Lecturers who are allowed higher scale of pay as compared with their counterparts in Government Service. 50% of the posts of Junior Lecturers in A.P. Residential Junior Colleges are filled up by in-service P.G. Teachers by promotion and 50% posts are filled up by the direct recruitment through A.P. College Service Commission. The qualifications prescribed for the Junior Lecturers in Government Service are the same as prescribed for the Junior Lecturers in A.P. Residential Junior Colleges also.|
|The teaching faculty in A.P. Residential Degree College consist of Lecturer who are governed by U.G.C. regulations and scales. 50% of the posts in A.P. Residential Degree Colleges are filled on promotion with the in-service Junior Lecturers in Residential Junior Colleges with the approval of College Service Commission and the remaining 50% posts are filled up through direct recruitment by College Service Commission.|